People with social anxiety avoid situations in which they are exposed to judgment by others. Those affected also lead a withdrawn life. Researchers have now found evidence for a gene that is believed to be linked to the illness. It encodes a serotonin transporter in the brain. Interestingly, this messenger suppresses feelings of anxiety and depressiveness. (1)
We love people participating.
We like people similar to us.
We despise people who are “withdrawn”.
Society hates anyone who ignores it.
And tries to find ways to ‘cure’ them.
Initially we were afraid of the forest.
But now we like it.
We did not know why we were thrown in it.
And now we cannot live outside of it.
But it is away from the forest that we feel less anxious.
It is away from society that we feel less depressed.
Listen to the riven.
And just follow it to the end.
Outside the forest.
There are no trees.
But there is something there.
Something making the trees grow.